Be Healthy Ministries, Inc. Community & Disaster Preparedness Ministry!
September is Preparedness Month!
Already there are various systems in both the Atlantic and Pacific basins, and also earthquakes, floods, wildfires globally!
***We at Be Healthy Ministries, Inc. are currently experiencing Hurricane Florence, so our Disaster Response System is at the highest Level 5!! Please visit :
for information on how to prepare!
***If you are in North Carolina, we have tremendous flooding, high winds, dangerous storm surges, over 500,000 without power and many roads impassable-and it will get only worse over the weekend and next week. Rivers are cresting and many have evacuated, but some didn't, now they are being rescued by water search and rescue operations.
***If you are experiencing a health or safety emergency-call 911!
***For non-emergency situations, resources and support, call 211 or text FLORENCE to 898211. Also visit :
for more detailed information, support and assistance. you are not alone, we are here with you, and also government/community leaders.
All Faith-Based Organizations need Disaster Preparedness Training!!
Heres a great resource!!
National Disaster Interfaith Network : Visit :
http://www.n-din.org/ or call (212) 669-6100
We have resources here covering public health and safety issues and hope you will share them as well.
It will take a community for all to be prepared for crises and disasters!
***June 1st to November 30th is the
Hurricane Atlantic Season ! Visit: www.ready.gov/hurricanes
***September is Preparedness Month! Visit www.ready.gov/September ***According to FEMA, planning starts
with three steps:
2. Share : www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
***At least one member of each family should know CPR & First Aid!
Contact your local Red Cross or Heart Association!
Fire Safety Tips!!
***Do not leave grease on your stoves,or throw cigarette buts unto dry wooded
areas or trash.
***Do not grill near dried woodland and grass, and always monitor your cooking
at home on either gas or electric stoves and grills outside.
***Get educated locally, and nationally on how you can play a role in Fire Safety!
***Please do monthly checks of your fire alarms and carbon-dioxide monitors,
change batteries as needed! Dont use generators indoors during and after disasters, as it will increase your risk for carbon monoxide poisoning!
Visit the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/cofacts.html
***Invest in getting a Fire Extinguisher and learn how to use same!
***Kids are never young to learn about fire safety, connect them to Sparky,
visit : www.sparky.org and www.nfpa.org/education
***In Jamaica please visit The Jamaica Fire Brigade at:
***Please stay updated with your local and national media on public safety and health threats common in your community/environment. The weather remains dynamic, unpredictable and forever changing !